Bordeaux Chateaux

Clos des Lunes, Lune d’argent Bordeaux Blanc 2020

R350

A Semillon-driven blend, the Clos des Lunes greatly balances power, freshness and minerality with a beautiful tension

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bestsellers, Second Wines, Summer Wines

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Other Varietals, Sauvignon Blanc

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

White Wine

Vintage

2020

Wine Group

Value, Boutique

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Critics Top Rating

93 points

Story

Story

In 2011, Domaine de Chevalier decided to start a new venture and pioneer in dry wines on one of the greatest wine terroirs in France in Sauternes. The Clos des Lunes is a magnificent rolling vineyard planted with very old vines, some perfectly golden clusters which are chosen and delicately sorted grain by grain, by expert hands.

Three complementary terroirs:
– on the Sauternes side: Deep gravels with groundwater sources = The Power.

– on the Bommes side: gravel soils on claylimestone substrate = The Freshness

– At Barsac: the alluvial deposits from the Garonne provide Minerality

Specifications

Specifications

Blend – Semillon (70%) – Sauvignon Blanc (30%)

Winemaking –  Each plot harvested at peak ripeness with hand-picking, in small crates. Slow pressing in a pneumatic winepress, without destemming or maceration. Débourbage (cold settling) by gravity flow in cold room.

Aging – for 6 to 7 months (25 % in barrels, 75 % in little vats). Aging on fine lees with regular stirring (bâtonnage).

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Light yellow color with pale green tints. Intense and complex nose of exotic white fruits and citrus fruit mixed with floral notes of linden and acacia. The palate is rich, generous, ample and intensely fruity, with very good tension. The Sauvignon Blanc lemon juice delicately coats the exotic sweetness (lychee, mango) of the well-ripe Semillon. Mineral notes bringing good salinity added to this cocktail, to serve a beautiful finish. Concentration of white fruits, mineral freshness and righteousness

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 92-93 points

A dense, fruity white with sliced lemon, apple and some dried pineapple. It’s full and flavorful. Quite layered. Pretty fruit and firmness, giving it form. Mostly semillon with some sauvignon blanc. Drink now.

 


Wine Advocate – 87-89 points

The 2020 Lune d’Argent offers up vibrant notes of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and green apples with touches of elderflower and chalk dust. The medium-bodied palate is refreshing and racy with intense citrus flavors and an invigorating finish.

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